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Even though my skin leans more combination I habitually pamper it as if it were... | Cherie

Personally, I prefer to do a quick and gentle second cleanse

Even though my skin leans more combination, I habitually pamper it as if it were dry. It's just happier and more supple that way, and using oils and richer products hasn't caused pore clogging or excess oiliness as long as I'm diligent with cleansing. So when I saw that shuuemura had come up with different variations of their classic cleansing oil, I decided to try Ultime8, the one for dry skin. What I noticed is that even though the Ultime8 is their richest formula, it doesn't feel thick; in fact it's a thin, runny, incredibly silky feeling oil. It provides a good buffer for massaging over the face (unlike some thinner oils) but doesn't have that thick oil consistency that some people dislike. It emulsifies well and rinses off easily, but you do feel like there's a slight residue of oil on your face. I think this is intentional to prevent that stripped or dry feeling. Personally, I prefer to do a quick and gentle second cleanse with a foam cleanser to remove this residue, even though shuuemura says that a second cleanse isn't necessary after using their oil cleanser. I really feel this is great for dry skin folks, especially if you have trouble finding an oil cleanser that doesn't dry out your face!
Oct. 8, 2019

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